EXTREME HEAT CONTINUES, COOLING CENTERS OPEN

The extreme heat warning has been extended until 9 p.m. Monday, but there are cooling centers where residents can get out of the heat. In Yucca Valley, the Hi-Desert Nature Center is open Saturday 10 to 5. In Twentynine Palms, the Senior Center on Adobe Road is a cooling center

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NO SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will not serve Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

JOSHUA TREE STONEWALL REMEMBRANCE DAYS

A celebration remembering the Stonewall riots is going on in Joshua Tree, through Sunday, June 25. In 1969, members of the gay community spontaneously rioted following a police raid on a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York City. The Stonewall Riots are credited with

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SUSAN LUCKIE REILLY DIES AT 101

Susan Luckie Reilly, a longtime Twentynine Palms resident, died Thursday, June 22, on her birthday, at 101 years old. Reilly was the daughter of Dr. James B. Luckie, a Pasadena physician who recommended the healthy, dry, desert climate of Twentynine Palms to WWI veterans suffering from the effects of mustard

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MARINES SHORTEN PERIOD FOR JOHNSON VALLEY EXERCISES

The Marine Corps says they are shortening the period they will be using land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the Johnson Valley area for training exercises. Four years ago, the Marine Corps announced that it would be conducting large-scale military exercises in Johnson Valley from August 1-30.

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NO ELECTION FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD

Anyone thinking about the August 2017 mail ballot election for three seats on the Twentynine Palms Water Board can stop now. That race has ended before it began. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

The San Bernardino County Elections Office confirmed to Z107.7 News yesterday that the race for the Twentynine Palms

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BIG BEAR AREA HOLCOMB FIRE NOW 35% CONTAINED AT ABOUT 1,500 ACRES

As the Holcomb fire Northeast of Big Bear enters its fifth day, Highway 18 reopened at 6:00 a.m. this morning. Drivers are asked to reduce their speed and be alert for fire personnel and heavy equipment on the road as firefighters continue to work in the area. Now 65 percent

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VINTAGE WESTERN FILMED IN PIONEERTOWN TO BE SHOWN IN LANDERS TONIGHT

Tonight (June 23) the Morongo Basin Historical Society begins its monthly summer vintage film series, featuring movies that contain scenes filmed in Pioneertown and surrounding areas. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in on tonight’s attraction…

The Morongo Basin Historical Society presents an evening of vintage westerns under the stars. The

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COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, June 24, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free

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EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON FOR MARINE WHO KILLED TWENTYNINE PALMS DENTIST, WIFE IN DUI CRASH

Mariah Natividad, a Twentynine Palms Marine who pleaded guilty in April to a DUI crash that killed a prominent Twentynine Palms dentist and his wife, was sentenced to eight years in state prison Wednesday. Natividad, 23, was a lance corporal with the Exercise Support Division on the Combat Center in

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ALL FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND ARE ILLEGAL IN THE MORONGO BASIN

Illegal fireworks are a concern especially around the Independence Day holiday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on the potential risk and costs associated with using illegal fireworks… Possession of fireworks is illegal throughout Morongo Basin. This includes so called “safe and sane” fireworks, and any fireworks that explode, shoot in

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FIRE CREWS RESPOND TO BRUSH FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

On June 21, at 10:27 am , a fire was reported in the Quail Springs area of Joshua Tree National Park. Fire crews from CAL FIRE, San Bernardino County, BLM and National Park Service responded to a brush fire approximately 100 yards off the road near mile marker #21. The

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BIG BEAR FIRE NOW AT 1,500 ACRES, 10% CONTAINED

Firefighters continue to battle hot temperatures and difficult terrain fighting a 1,540-acre wildfire north of Baldwin Lake in the Big Bear area. Over 1,200 firefighters from multi-agencies are working to contain the fire. The fire is 10% contained. The National Forest Service said fire activity increased mid-day as temperatures again

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WITH EXTREME HEAT, ANOTHER DANGER FOR DOGS

Most people are aware that they shouldn’t leave their dogs in cars during hot weather. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this reminder about another danger for dogs in the heat… If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on pavement—and it’s been plenty hot recently—then it’s too hot for

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL BANS COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA IN TOWN LIMITS

At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council heard from dozens of people who were nearly unanimous in their support of a town ordinance prohibiting commercial marijuana businesses in the town. Managing editor Tami Roleff says council members voted to approve the new ordinance… “Medical marijuana

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTHER ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT, ANIMAL CRUELTY

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Monday, accused of child endangerment and animal cruelty. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a deputy went to a home in the 5800 block of Halsey Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 10 a.m. to assist an animal control officer. The Palm n Paws Animal Shelter

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BODY FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY IDENTIFIED

The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office has identified the body found in the desert in Yucca Valley last week as Luther Anson Junior, 47. Anson was found about 8 a.m. Thursday, June 15, in the desert near Sunnyslope and Palm Avenue by a passer-by. The coroner’s office has not determined

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EXTREME HEAT CONTINUES, COOLING CENTERS OPEN, 29 PALMS EXTENDS HOURS

With the hottest part of the heat wave still to come, residents can go to cooling centers to get out of the heat. Managing editor Tami Roleff lists where the cooling centers are… There are cooling centers in the Morongo Basin. In Yucca Valley, the community center is open 9

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO DISCUSS MARIJUANA ORDINANCE TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council has a full agenda tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the real meat of the meeting will be when the council members discuss the ordinance banning all marijuana uses in the town… After several contentious planning commission meetings, the ordinance banning all marijuana uses and

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THE “HOLCOMB” FIRE BURNING NORTH AND EAST OF BIG BEAR, SOME ROAD CLOSURES

A wildfire raging north of Big Bear Lake has charred nearly 1,000 acres, prompting officials to issue voluntary evacuations and the closure of a mountain highway. The Holcomb fire is spreading rapidly, moving away from the San Bernardino National Forest’s most populated areas. Smoke from the fire has come into

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